Heptio, a Seattle, WA-based company which aims to support and advance the open Kubernetes* ecosystem, raised $25m in Series B funding.
The round was led by Madrona Venture Group with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Accel Partners. As part of the funding, TIm Porter, managing director, Madrona Venture Group, will join the Heptio board of directors.
The company, which has raised $33.5m in totaL funding, intends to use the capital for business growth and to look beyond Kubernetes to support businesses’ IT transformation efforts in a hybrid-cloud world.
Co-founded by Joe Beda and Craig McLuckie, who along with Brendan Burns, originally developed Kubernetes while at Google, Heptio provides training, support and professional services to allow companies to speed integration of Kubernetes into IT environments while reducing the cost and complexity for production deployment at scale.
*Kubernetes is an open source platform for automating the deployment, scaling and management of application containers, which are an important tool for enterprise software developers, and a critical part of cloud-native IT deployments.